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DBTL – World’s Largest Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme

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Government of India’s Direct Benefit Transfer on LPG (DBTL) has become the world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme. The scheme has covered 2.5 crore households and 550 crore rupees has been distributed since 15th November 2014. The DBTL scheme has already surpassed Brazil’s famous Bolsa Familia programme and a similar project in China in terms of the number of beneficiaries.

Under the DBTL scheme, cash subsidy is paid to the consumers so that they can buy cooking gas at market price. The scheme was rolled out in 54 districts and will be extended all over the country from January 1, 2015.

Officials of the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas and from oil marketing companies have adopted each one of the 676 districts in the country to ensure local authorities undertake the DBTL registration process for customers as per the targets.